New year, new light — coming in through your window blinds, that is! The holidays are upon us and we’ll soon be starting a new year. When we talk about New Year’s Resolutions, a lot of us ignore the simple fact that a change in your surroundings can spark a change in your mindset. Even better, that change might be all you need to jump start the rest of your resolutions.

But the change doesn’t need to be something huge; it doesn’t need to be a major home renovation, a career shift, or a tropical vacation. Sometimes, the only thing you need is to change the light a little. So, without further ado, we’ve compiled a quick list of what’s hot in 2018 when it comes to window treatments.

Trend: Jewel Tones

What you’ll notice about home décor trends this year is that they’re all about warmth, natural light, and eco-friendly fabrics. It’s also the year of green — so it’s time to bring out those emeralds. What does this mean for your window blinds? All the natural light you can manage!

Luckily for us, in Wilmington, NC, both natural light and the color green are abundant. In bright, airy rooms like living rooms or kitchens, we suggest vertical window blinds, to offer control over the light as it passes through the room. (This can also help the room from getting too hot in the summers or cold in the winters!) Pair those with some rich jewel-toned accents around the room, and you’ve got a match made in heaven!

2018 trends in window treatments

Trend: Terracotta

We know what you’re thinking: Terracotta, really? But this isn’t the terracotta of the ’80s. It’s all about keeping that modern look while giving your home a cozy, rustic feel. Terracotta is great in kitchens, bathrooms, and indoor porches.

Have no fear, though — you don’t need to do a full home renovation to keep in step with this trend. To give your window blinds that rustic warmth, try Roman shades! They’re elegant, beautiful, and versatile. They come in a wide variety of fabrics and patterns, and you can have them custom-designed so your room gets the perfect amount of natural light.

2018 trends in window treatments

Bonus: Roman shades are also perfect for another hot 2018 trend: Marble! (After all, no culture in history loved marble as much as the ancient Romans.)

Trend: Cork

Cork is a hot commodity in 2018 for floors and walls. It’s eco-friendly and matches just about any design element you can think of. What does this mean? If you’re interested in going the cork route, you have a ton of options when it comes to window blinds!

The big selling point of cork is its natural, earthy feel. For that reason, we love the idea of minimalist window blinds or shades, like solar shades. Solar shades are great because they allow you to control the light and heat that enters the room—and in southeastern North Carolina, we absolutely need to be able to control the heat!

2018 trends in window treatments

Plus, during the day, solar shades provide a ton of privacy. You can see outside, but no one can see in. (That’ll be important when you’re working in the office, sticking New Year’s Resolution notes into your new cork wall!)

Want to learn more about 2018 trends in home décor — and how your window treatments can really finish a room? Come visit our showroom today!